Introduction to Linked Data for Libraries (Live Online)

Jul 17, 2014 02:00pm -
Jul 17, 2014 04:00pm

Event Description

This class provides an introduction to the principles of Linked Data, the methods of making data available in such a form, and illustrates interesting applications that libraries are developing.


Linked Open Data is a feature of the Semantic Web that has been gaining attention in recent years. "Linked Data" refers to data published in accordance with principles designed to facilitate linkages among all kinds of resources on the Web; it goes beyond hypertext links between documents to include links to anything that has identity, such as people, controlled vocabularies, geographic places, etc. Linked Data opens up the wealth of resources in libraries and exposes it to the wider world of the Web, enabling sharing and reusability.


Learning Outcomes:

  • Gain an understanding of what Linked Data is and why it is beneficial to libraries and other cultural heritage institutions
  • Outline how library data may be structured to make it useable as Linked Data on the Web
  • Review relevant technologies that are in use to enable this approach
  • Understand what steps libraries and other cultural heritage institutions might take to be able to participate in making their data available in this way
  • Review current use cases and applications of Linked Data in libraries

This class is funded in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Division of Preservation and Access.


This class will be held in the Lyrasis Adobe Connect meeting room. Log-in information will be emailed approximately one week before the course.

Presented by: Rebecca Guenther, Lyrasis


Registration deadline:  07/10/2014


Staff from Florida libraries may register for this workshop at no charge. Priority will be given to SEFLIN members. Non-members will be placed on a waiting list and added as space permits after the registration deadline.


Non-Member Registration Form


Event Type:Training
Category:Programming
Early registration ends on May 19, 2014.
Regular registration starts on May 20, 2014 and ends on Jul 16, 2014.
Late registration starts on Jul 17, 2014.